ZWAN VISION!

Zwan hope to have their debut album recorded by the end of the year...

BILLY CORGAN’s new band ZWAN have signed a deal with REPRISE RECORDS, and the former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman says he hopes his new outfit will have their debut album recorded by the end of the year.

According to rollingstone.com, Zwan also have a string of dates lined up next month. The first date so far listed is at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on December 5, followed by a show at Boston Orpheum Theater as part of radio station WBCN Christmas party on December 11.

Dates then follow as part of various radio stations’ Christmas events in Boston (December 11), Washington, DC (13), Philadelphia (15) and Detroit on December 17.

The band, whose line-up is Jimmy Chamberlin on drums and vocals, Matt Sweeney, formerly of Chavez and Slint’s Dave Pajo on guitar, with Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle on bass – made their live debut almost a year ago, and according to Corgan’s most recent post on www.zwan.com, they have been focusing on their new album.